I frequently use the program
nohup so that my processes are immune to hangups. So if I want to make the program
program immune to hangups, I use the command
nohup program &
& puts the process in the background.
nohup gives me the message.
nohup: appending output to `nohup.out'
Is there any way to send the output to a file other than
nohup.out ? Often I want to run many processes in the same directory using
nohup , but if I do this, all the output gets lumped together in a single
The manual page (for example, here ) does not seem to have an option for specifying the log file. Could you confirm this? What should i do if i need help with this issue?
nohup man page indicates that you can use normal redirection.
If standard input is a terminal, redirect it from /dev/null. If standard output is a terminal, append output to 'nohup.out' if possible, '$HOME/nohup.out' otherwise. If standard error is a terminal, redirect it to standard output. To save output to FILE, use 'nohup COMMAND > FILE'.
Edit: I didn't read your link at first; you may have a different version of
nohup , although this section suggests that you can still use normal redirection.
nohup.out The output file of the nohup execution if standard output is a terminal and if the current directory is writable.
You can redirect standard output and standard error to different files
nohup myprogram > myprogram.out 2> myprogram.err
or to the same file.
nohup myprogram > myprogram.out 2>&1